What is the test for excluding certain types of evidence at trial?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from The People v. Sanchez, Ct. No. FSB703282, G042256 (Cal. App. 2010):

Code, 352.) The trial court has broad discretion in this regard, and its decision to exclude certain evidence will not be disturbed unless it is arbitrary, capricious or patently absurd. (People v. Sanders (1995) 11 Cal.4th 475, 512; see also People v. Fudge (1994) 7 Cal.4th 1075, 1102-1103 [application of the ordinary rules of evidence generally does not infringe the defendant's right to present a defense].)

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